Another use for the plastic liner

Having decided that the plastic liner I acquired for the pond is no good for this purpose, all is not lost. When I made the raised bed at the back of the garden, I was concerned about the soil rotting the bottom of the fence. But today I put some strips of the liner between the soil and the panels, so hopefully I won’t be having to think of replacing the fence in the near future.

However, the white I painted the fence last autumn is slowly turning to brown in places, so it looks like this task is far from over. I wonder how many pots of paint will be needed to get the job done?

Another disappointment is the chilli plants succumbing to the cold, perhaps. Last autumn I reported that they were finally bearing fruit but it looks like I will have to ripen them indoors.

On the other hand, the bluebells are romping away. They may not be edible but they are one of the remnants from a predecessor which I am having difficulty eradicating. Oh well, they have a certain forest appeal!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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3 Responses to Another use for the plastic liner

  1. Nothing need be wasted, it seems

  2. Yes chillies aren’t too fond of the cold ..

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